Category: THE KOOK DIARIES

The Kook Diaries Part 4. On biting off more than you can chew.

The ocean was glassy and inviting as I leapt  onto my 14 foot flat water racing SUP with glee. “To the lighthouse,” they said. “And back.” “It’s not that far,” I said to the husband, as we peered out across False Bay from Fish Hoek beach. “It’s like to the bridge and back at Kromme.” Right. Except Kromme is an…

SUP-Mageddon (The Kook Diaries part II)

Stoked that Zigzag published another of my dubious surf stories, SUP-Mageddon, in their online edition. SUP-MAGEDDON (The Kook Diaries – Part II) – by: Melissa Volker Wahine Wednesday. Sounds interesting right?   That’s what I thought. But, really, I should have known better. After all, there’s that other Wednesday in surfing. You know. The one with Airwolf and no wahines…

The Thinking Girl’s Guide to Life with a Surfer (The Kook Diaries Part 1)

It’s an unforgettable day. The morning haze lifts as the sun starts its daily ascent, scattering sequins across the ocean. A creature of splendid proportions emerges from the sea, clad in neoprene, and high on stoke. But he’s not the only one on cloud nine. It’s a sparkling day because you realize That Surfer is into You. Not because you…